We are proud to announce that the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI) team has joined the Paulson Institute (PI), in a move that will take our work to new heights. At the Paulson Institute, the CGTI team, capabilities and assets will support the expansion of PI’s operations and launch its new Climate Change and Air Quality Program, announced on September 5 at the Boao Forum in Seattle. While CGTI has come to a close, our work at PI will take a new form and we are excited by this opportunity to augment our ability to create new results-driven programs in China.
The Paulson Institute is a “think and do” tank working to advance sustainable economic growth, a cleaner environment and cross-border investment in the United States and China. Founded by former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson at the University of Chicago in 2011, the Institute maintains offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Beijing. In tandem with partners around the globe, its work is comprised of research, advocacy, and projects to promote stronger economic and environmental ties between the United States and China.
A Beijing resident photographs a rare blue sky
The Institute’s new Climate Change and Air Quality Program will focus initially on helping China tackle its air quality problem. The program will kick off this month in Beijing, where international and Chinese experts will share strategies for advancing China’s regional air pollution initiatives, discuss improved enforcement of clean air actions, and identify metrics to measure compliance with the government’s policies and targets.
The CGTI team could not be more honored to be joining PI’s team of world-class professionals. CGTI’s objectives have always included addressing China’s energy, water and environmental needs with the smartest minds and best technologies, convened around projects that serve as showcases for broader adoption around China
We express our gratitude to each of you professionally and personally. Together, we defined and grew a new market, enabled hundreds of commercial partnerships, informed the development of solutions for China, received praise and strong support from governments for taking a pragmatic business focus, and influenced policies such as the seven Strategic Emerging Industries in China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-15) selected in line with the seven sectors of the Greentech Market Map created in 2008. We should all be proud. We could never have achieved so much without all of us.
Though we are closing the chapter on CGTI, the vision we built together will be sooner and better achieved at the Paulson Institute. Thank you for the support you have provided in the past, and we look forward to continuing our journey together.
Now and always, please continue to share your thoughts, insights and inspiration with us by emailing Chelsea Eakin, our public affairs manager, at [email protected].
Managing Director, China Office and Climate Change and Air Quality Program